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by Barr, Steven C
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by Souljah, Sister
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After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass, this one with money. First novel by a hip-hop artist, author of No Disrespect
Topics: African American women, Inner cities, African American women, Inner cities
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by McNeil, Legs; McCain, Gillian
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cloth, 424 p.
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, Oral HIstory, Interviews, New York City, USA, America, United States, Lower...
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Includes index
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Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols, Punk rock musicians, Punk...
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paper, 216p, illust. B&W
( 1 reviews )
Topics: michael jackson, jordie chandler, scandal, pedophilia, neverland, king of pop, Jackson, Michael,...
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by Dunleavy, Steve; West, Red; West, Sonny; Hebler, Dave
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Eleventh printing
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Topics: Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977, Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977, Rock musicians, Motion picture actors and...
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by Souljah, Sister
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Topic: African Americans
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by Spungen, Deborah
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A mother's account of her daughter's life as a "wild child" punk rocker who was stabbed to death
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Topics: Spungen, Nancy, Spungen, Deborah, Mothers, Mothers and daughters, Punk rock musicians, Family...
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by Green, Barry, 1945-; Gallwey, W. Timothy
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Introduction / W. Timothy Gallwey -- The Mozart in us -- The inner game -- The inner game skills -- The power of awareness --The power of will -- The power of trust -- Letting go -- Coping with obstacles -- Improving the quality of musical experience --Teaching and learning -- The inner game listener -- Parent and coach -- Integration and balance -- Ensemble playing -- Improvisation, composition, and creativity
Topics: Music, Musique, Musique, Music, Musikpsychologie
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Topics: Rotten, Johnny, Sex Pistols (Musical group), Popular Music
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Rumblefish -- Hey Jude -- Roller boogie -- Tape 635 -- Love makes me do foolish things -- Big star : for Renee -- Sheena was a man -- Personics -- A little down, a little duvet -- That's entertainment -- The comfort zone -- Dancing with myself -- How I got that look -- 52 girls on film -- Crazy feeling -- Paramount Hotel -- Mmmrob -- Hypnotize -- Jackie blue -- Glossin' and flossin' -- Blue Ridge gold -- Via Vespucci
Topics: Sheffield, Rob, Music critics, Journalists, Popular music
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Includes index
Topics: Lyric writing (Popular music), Rap (Music)
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by Violent J (Musician); Echlin, Hobey
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Topics: Insane Clown Posse (Musical group), Rock musicians
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by Birch, Ian; Marchbank, Pearce
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, New Wave
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hardcover, 522p
Topics: Popular Music, Rock, Indie, Punk, Alternative, History, Underground, Alternative rock music,...
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by Moynihan, Michael; Søderlind, Didrik
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-361)
Topics: Black metal (Music), Satanism, Neopaganism, Satanism in music, Church buildings
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by Rollins, Henry, 1961-
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High adventure in the great outdoors -- Pissing in the gene pool -- Art to choke hearts -- Bang! -- One from none -- Black coffee blues -- See a grown man cry -- Now watch him die -- Get in the van -- Eye scream -- Do I come here often? -- Silipsist -- Three short stories
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by Jourgensen, Alain; Wiederhorn, Jon
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Includes discography (p. 275-278)
Topics: Jourgensen, Alain, Ministry (Musical group), Rock musicians, Rock groups, Heavy metal (Music),...
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Musique), Hip-hop, Musique, Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Music), Hip-Hop,...
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by Salvation Army
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Includes indexes
Topics: Salvation Army, Hymns, English
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by Ochs, Michael, 1943-
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Includes index
Topic: Sound recordings
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by Faria, Nelson, 1963-; Sher, Chuck
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Covers samba, bossa nova, choro, frevo, and baiäao; gives a general outline, basic pattern and variations, and examples of songs, accompaniments, and chord melodies for each area
Topics: Guitar, Guitar music, Arranged, Popular music, Guitar, Guitar music, Arranged, Popular music
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by O'Hara, Craig
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by Dee Dee Ramone; Veronica Kofman
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paper, 187 p
Topics: Popular Music, Fiction, Punk, Rock, Ramones, New York City, USA, America, United States
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by Love, Courtney, 1965-; Stander, Ava
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A multi-textual memoir chronicling the life of one of our most potent pop icons. Groundbreaking rock musician. Award-winning actress. Perceptive songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and trendsetter. Provocateur. In each and every one of these roles Courtney Love has demonstrated a wholehearted commitment to her art, and an intense drive and a lust for life that have made her a star and a celebrity icon--but have also led her into some unwise, uncharted, and even...
Topics: Love, Courtney, 1965-, Love, Courtney, Rock musicians
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175) and index
Topics: Mass media, Mass media, Médias, Médias, Mass media Influence, Mass media United States
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by Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987; Hackett, Pat
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Primary source
Topics: Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy, Artists, Artists, Beeldende...
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by 50 Cent (Musician); Ex, Kris
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"This book was written with Kris Ex"--T.p. verso
Topics: 50 Cent (Musician), Rap musicians
Topic: Popular music
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by Davis, Stephen, 1947-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-425) index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Guns n' Roses (Musical group), Rock musicians
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by Fort Worth Museum of Art (Fort Worth); Celant (Germano) Collection
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Discography; biog
Topic: Artists' recordings
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by Kaufmann, Walter, 1907-1984
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Bibliography: p. 605-606
Topics: Hindustani music, Raga's, Muziektheorie, Hindoestanen, Raga, Music-india-history and criticism,...
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Topic: Manson, Charles, 1934-
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by Blush, Steven; Petros, George. edt
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Discography (p. [303]-331)
Topics: Punk rock music, Punk rock musicians
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"A Quintet book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Blues), Guitar, Blues (Music), Guitar, Guitar
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by Shapiro, Peter, 1969-; Lee, Iara
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Includes indexes
Topics: Electronic music, Music, Music and technology, Musique électronique, Musique, Musique et...
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by Harry, Debbie; Stein, Chris; Bockris, Victor, 1949-
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paper, 192 p. Reprint.
Topics: Popular Music, Punk, New Wave, Rock, Blondie, Autobiography, Band History, New York City, USA,...
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Salsa (Music), Popular music, Popular music
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-314) and index
Topics: Motion picture music, Filmmuziek, Film, Musique de, Filmmusik, Cinema Films (Motion pictures) Music
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by Brown, Rex; Eglinton, Mark
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A memoir from the Pantera bassist Rex Brown, offering insight into the influential and popular heavy metal band and his career beyond the group's demise
Topics: Brown, Rex, Brown, Rex, Brown, Rex, 1964-, Pantera (Musical group), Pantera (Musical group),...
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by Malm, William P
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Bibliography: p. [281]-285
Topics: Music, Musical instruments, Musique, Instruments de musique japonais, Muziek, Muziekinstrumenten
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by Joseph, John, 1962-
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Topics: Joseph, John, 1962-, Cro-Mags (Musical group), Punk rock music, Hardcore (Music)
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"Chart data compiled from Billboard's pop singles charts, 1955-2002."
Topics: Rock music, Popular music
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by Jones, Lesley-Ann
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Mercury, Freddie, Rock musicians
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by Aldridge, Alan; Beatles
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Originally published in Great Britain in 1971 by BCP Publishing ltd. London
Topic: Popular music
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir
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Translation of: Soundjata, ou l'epop{acute}ee mandingue
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by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Jaques Cattell Press
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Includes index
Topics: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Music, Music
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by Carpentier, Alejo, 1904-1980
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Bibliography: p. [275]-281
Topics: Music, Musica (Cuba), Música cubana
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Bibliography: p. 449-462
Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols (Groupe musical), Sex Pistols, Popular culture,...
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Includes index
Topic: Popular music
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by Vermorel, Fred; Vermorel, Judy
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Previous ed., London, W.H. Allen, 1981
Topic: Sex Pistols
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by Goossens, Jerry, 1965-; Vedder, Jeroen, 1964-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125)
Topics: Youth, Punk culture, Punk rock music, Punk rock musicians, Punk
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by Savage, Jon
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Introduction -- Heaven and hell : Marie Bashkirtseff and Jesse Pomeroy -- Nationalists and decadents : the European counter-revolution -- Hooligans and apaches : juvenile delinquency and the mass media -- L. Frank Baum and the dreamland of Oz -- America and adolescence -- Peter Pan and the Boy Scouts : imperial British youth -- High-school freshmen and factory fodder : American adolescence and industry -- Wandervogel and neo pagans : Europe's back to nature movements -- Nickleodeons and animal...
Topics: Teenagers, Youth, Teenagers, Teenagers, Popular culture, Subculture, Social history
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by Clapton, Eric
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Includes index
Topics: Clapton, Eric, Clapton, Eric, Rock musicians
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Reprint, with new pref. Originally published: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1980
Topics: Hindustani music, Music, Musicians, Music
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by Des Barres, Pamela
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Topics: Des Barres, Pamela, Groupies
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by DiMeola, Al; Aslanian, Bob
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"Guitar for the practicing musician"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Guitar, Jazz
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by Weinstein, Deena
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-323) and index
Topics: Heavy metal (Music), Music, Heavy metal (Musique), Musique, Heavy metal, Heavy Metal,...
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by Rôya Caudhurī, Vimalakānta
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"In this English version 'Gharana-table' has been left out because we plan to publish another book on gharana, where the subject will be dealt with separately in detail"--P. [vii]
Topics: Hindustani music, Music
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by Grossman, Stefan
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Publisher's nos.: BN 25985 (book) ; 25984 (disc) ; 25983 (book & discs)
Topics: Guitar music (Blues), Blues (Music), Country music, Blues (Music), Country music, Guitar music...
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by Brackett, Nathan, 1968-; Hoard, Christian (Christian David)
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Previously published as: Rolling Stone album guide
Topics: Popular music, Sound recordings
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by Monk, Noel E; Guterman, Jimmy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-238)
Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Punk rock musicians
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Bibliography: p. 176-180
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Guitar, Flamenco
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Topics: Gangs, Gangs, Drug traffic, Drug traffic, Jamaican Americans
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Includes index
Topics: Guitar amplifiers, Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube, Music
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by Jenkins, Sacha
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Includes discographies
Topic: Rap (Music)
"A Quintent book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Rock), Guitar, Rock music, Guitar, Guitar
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Topics: Popular culture, Break dancing, Rap (Music), Graffiti
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by Wall, Mick
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"First published in Great Britain by Orion Books."--T.p. verso
Topics: Metallica (Musical group), Rock musicians, Heavy metal (Music)
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by Kiedis, Anthony; Sloman, Larry
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Topics: Kiedis, Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers (Musical group), Rock musicians
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Originally published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986. (Cambridge studies in ethnomusicology)
Topics: Sufi music, Sufi music, Qawwālī
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by Bacon, Tony; Day, Paul
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"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Topic: Guitar
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by Kaufmann, Walter, 1907-1984
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Music, Carnatic music, Carnatic music, Raga, Musique, Musique carnatique, Musique carnatique,...
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by Serrano, Juan
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Parallel texts in English and Spanish
Topics: Guitar, Flamenco music
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Includes index
Topics: Rap (Music), Rap musicians